Wonder which high ranked team will fail worst?

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 Brazil' started by Badgers, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    There has to be at least one of the high ranked teams that has a spectacularly bad group stage exit! I do hope that France depart the group stages goalless or pointless but that is just personal preference :) Last tournament France managed 1 point and 1 goal which is pretty good fail! Am trying to think of other embarrassing exits from tournaments past :cool:

    Spain - world ranking 1st
    Germany - world ranking 2nd
    Brazil - world ranking 3rd
    Portugal - world ranking 4th
    Argentina - world ranking 5th
    Switzerland - world ranking 6th
    Uruguay - world ranking 7th
    Colombia - world ranking 8th
    Italy - world ranking 9th
    England - world ranking 10th
    Belgium - world ranking 11th
    Greece - world ranking 12th
    USA - world ranking 13th
    Chile - world ranking 14th
    Holland - world ranking 15th
    France - world ranking 17th
     
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  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Standing by on channel 12

    I reckon Brazil might crumble under the weight of expectation :hmm:

    *not based on science
     
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  3. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    How the fuck is England ranked in the top 10?
     
  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    because of former glories
     
  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Football results? Points won? That sort of thing?
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    fifa's complete and utter corruption
     
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Because we're consistent, isn't it?

    In other news, how the fuck are Switzerland sixth?! :eek: :confused:
     
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  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Odd innit?
     
  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    In that same tournament Italy finished with 2 points and bottom of a group that included Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand.
     
  10. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    I can see the Netherlands getting dumped out.
     
  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    It is heartening isn't it?
     
  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Certainly not the only suggestion I've heard that they could find themselves in trouble.
     
  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    They are bickering already. Shame really, used to bring an amazing team to the cup.
     
  14. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    It certainly made coming second on GD to USA slightly easier to take.

    Not much, mind.
     
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  15. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Christ, it wasn't even GD! Was it goals scored...?
     
  16. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    pfff, results. Anyone can see England are clearly the worst team in the world ever. It's arrogant to think otherwise.:p
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  18. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    No sign of Qatar hurtling up the rankings just yet.:hmm:
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just waiting for the cheque to clear.
     
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  20. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    NZ were the only unbeaten team at the last WC :D
     
  21. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Standing by on channel 12

    Portugal are flakey as fuck. Ronaldo and Psycho are both carrying injuries too iirc.

    Plus Ronaldo is a fucking cock, so I hope they lose :)
     
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  22. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Something we can all agree on I feel :cool:
     
  23. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

  24. My Portuguese friends reckon that they have no chance.
     
  25. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I like and trust your Portuguese friends
     
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  26. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    The ranking system is a load of bollox and should be ignored..

    With that said, i'll go with Spain
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2014
  27. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I've a feeling Costa Rica could sneak through after the big three in the group cancel each other out. Then again they might get nil points but emotionally I'm with Paolo Wanchope..
     
  28. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    brazil, portugal, italy, netherlands to do poorly. france to do a lot better than their ranking suggests!
     
  29. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I've always taken that view of the FIFA rankings, but given the draw at least one of the top ten and at least three of the top 15 are guaranteed to fall at the first hurdle. Spain, Chile and Holland are all in Group B; England, Italy and Uruguay are all in Group D; Germany, Portugal and USA are all in Group G, along with Ghana who very nearly reached the Semi Finals last time. I fancy Portugal, Italy and Holland to miss out.
     
  30. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Good call!
     

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